Ave M. Lachiewicz, MD



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Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Department / Division:
Pediatrics / Pediatrics-Neurology
DUMC 3364
Durham, NC 27710
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  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, 1980
  • Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Affiliated Programs (New York), 1980-1983
  • Child Development and Clinical Genetics, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, 1983-1986
Clinical Interests:
Assessment and management of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and fragile X syndrome; assessment of families with fragile X syndrome and other forms of hereditary mental retardation
Research Interests:
fragile X syndrome
Representative Publications:
  • Markunas, CA; Quinn, KS; Collins, AL; Garrett, ME; Lachiewicz, AM; Sommer, JL; Morrissey-Kane, E; Kollins, SH; Anastopoulos, AD; Ashley-Koch, AE. Genetic variants in SLC9A9 are associated with measures of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms in families. Psychiatric Genetics. 2010;20:73-81.  Abstract
  • Kollins, SH; Garrett, ME; McClernon, FJ; Lachiewicz, AM; Morrissey-Kane, E; FitzGerald, D; Collins, AL; Anastopoulos, AD; Ashley-Koch, AE. Effects of postnatal parental smoking on parent and teacher ratings of ADHD and oppositional symptoms. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 2009;197:442-449.  Abstract
  • Kollins, SH; Anastopoulos, AD; Lachiewicz, AM; FitzGerald, D; Morrissey-Kane, E; Garrett, ME; Keatts, SL; Ashley-Koch, AE. SNPs in dopamine D2 receptor gene (DRD2) and norepinephrine transporter gene (NET) are associated with continuous performance task (CPT) phenotypes in ADHD children and their families. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics. 2008;147B:1580-1588.  Abstract
  • McConkie-Rosell, A; Spiridigliozzi, GA; Melvin, E; Dawson, DV; Lachiewicz, AM. Living with genetic risk: effect on adolescent self-concept. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C: Seminars in Medical Genetics. 2008;148C:56-69.  Abstract
  • Lachiewicz, AM; Dawson, DV; Spiridigliozzi, GA; McConkie-Rosell, A. Arithmetic difficulties in females with the fragile X premutation. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. 2006;140:665-672.  Abstract
  • McConkie-Rosell, A; Spiridigliozzi, GA; Sullivan, JA; Dawson, DV; Lachiewicz, AM. Carrier testing in fragile X syndrome: when to tell and test. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. 2002;110:36-44.  Abstract